wrestling/playing with alternatives and/or alternate lifestyles.. ie:
Charles Eisenstein – sacred economics
For something to become an object of commerce, it must be made scarce first.
If the material world is fundamentally an abundant world, all the more abundant is the spiritual world: the creations of the human mind—songs, stories, films, ideas, and everything else that goes by the name of intellectual property. Because in the digital age we can replicate and spread them at virtually no cost, artificial scarcity must be imposed upon them in order to keep them in the monetized realm. Industry and the government enforce scarcity through copyrights, patents, and encryption standards, allowing the holders of such property to profit from owning it.
The goal of a compassionate economy, therefore, is not to provide “jobs,” as most liberal politicians seem to think. Once work has become mechanical, it is in a sense too late — inhuman work might as well be done by machines. I cannot help but remark on the inanity of economic programs that seek to make more “jobs,” as if we needed more goods and more services. Why do we want to create more jobs? It is so people have money to live. For that purpose, they might as well dig holes in the ground and fill them up again, as Keynes famously quipped. Present economic policies attempt just that: witness the current efforts to reignite housing construction at a time when there are 19 million vacant housing units in the United States! (3) Wouldn’t it be better to pay people to do nothing at all, and free up their creative energy to meet the urgent needs of the world?
ie: ubi as temp placebo.. (people thinking they have money when really just getting whatever they need)
Michael Hardt – commons – democracy
Paul Polak – out of poverty – via business – golden, co
Kathy Edin – lived w/poor
Matt Bruenig – child allowance
Mark Boyle – lived w/o money
story of stuff – Annie Leonard
Rutger Bregman – basic income
Jane Costello – cherokee in nc
Alice Maggio – berkshares – schumacher
faircoin – fair(dot)coop
Matt Stoller – naked capitalism
spent: looking for change – (doc)
Orland Bishop – spirit of money
Peter Leyden – reinventors
croatia cancels debt of poorest citizens:
on ridiculous ness..
money as weapon/oppression.. like.. literal and blatant ly..
tool let’s cops drain your bank card on the spot
Ben Eltham (@beneltham) tweeted at 2:23 AM on Wed, Jun 13, 2018:
The most successful people I’ve met:
1. Were rich
2. That’s pretty much it
3. A lot of them were really mediocre
4. Some were actually stupid
5. Most were boring
6. It didn’t matter, they were ‘succesful’
7. In a capitalist society, wealth determines success
9. It’s money. https://t.co/4TaxWsXIeG
Whenever there are people, people are doing the work.
Wherever they remain economically organised, something and / or someone is seeking a rent.
And the rentier is the one dictating the terms.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/antonjw/status/1322504781764698113